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    I'm Nelly GOURVES , I work for the CINELA company since nearly two years now.
    I used to be a sound mixer , i was also one of the fouding members of a sound equipments (for film, video and TV production) rental company that i left to join the CINELA company .

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  1. @thenannymoh Let me add some points... Few months ago, I had the chance to test a prototype made by Sennheiser. It was a +18dB/oct version (third order) of the MZF. Really good ! I don't know why they didn't came up with such a very nice improved version. I hardly recommend everyone to put a hard pressure to Sennheiser to make it !! I'm not sure that the MZF, in its current version, is "almost universally" used because of its perfect quality. I can only imagine that it is used because...nothing else do exists. Unlike many microphones, that integrate a real "rumble" filter (low freq, high slope), sometimes "hidden", the 8000 serie doesn't have any filter at all. The new COSI technique (patent pending) implies a limited length, and limited size in general, waiting for possible improvments... The limited length has not been choosen to avoid the use of the MZF. I was initially sceptical to integrate the 8060 in COSI, but I finally found a way using the special Sennheiser connector, plus an adaptation piece. And yes, the need for a "external" filter is there...as usual ! P.Chenevez
  2. Dear all, the OSIX 8060 will not fit correctly for different reasons: mike diameter, isolator flexibility (too stiff) and one of the most important: the limited distance between the slits and the cradle edge. You will not be able to slide the foam completely, up to the end, and this will make a noticeable reduction on the wind performance (swings). A nice dedicated MiniCMIT suspension is a project...that we have to do. Many prototypes are currently in use, with satisfaction, and the pressure to do it becomes high... We are on a big move (to a much elegent/convenient location) but we'll do it asap. About COSI (version L-21), it is a real perfect fit for the MiniCMIT. It's a good compromise for indoor (fast swings) and outdoor. The wind performance cannot be as good as the bigger Pianissimo, but it is definitely much more imprtant than any other windscreen for that kind of size. The only tool you have to keep if you finish your life in a desert island. P. Chenevez
  3. Dear PJ Rankin, About rain, the good thing is that the microphone is not so badly completely surrounded...but it cannot do the magic. The big rain drops will ever make noise because the impact remains quite near to the membrane. Our KELLY units have 3cm thickness, around large cages, and that is not for nothing... We may propose a waterproof treatment (like KELLY), but only to fight for water/humidity. The back part of the microphone holder is also nicely closed, but not exactly sealed ! Anyway, I'm sure many people will find some DIY solutions to help water fighting in light rains... There are no Low cut integrated in the unit. The MiniCMIT integrates a dream rumble filter by itself. For other mikes, you have to make sure of the rumble filtering, exactly like you have to do with any kind of suspension/windshield.
  4. Here is the situation with this new COSI swivel: - All OSIX serie units are now provided with it, but fitted with fixed screws (XLR only on side, as usual). - As a replacement part for OSIX serie, you can order the reference "SW-UL" instead of our "old" reference SW-LB. It will be fitted with fixed screws. - All E-OSIX serie units are now provided with this swivel, with both "violin" screws and rotating functions (as COSI). - PIANO, PIANISSIMO and Zephyx series still keep their original swivels. About COSI price. We did our best to limit the end price...but everyone has to appreciate two things: - Design costs are very high. All pieces (unbreakable) are totally new shapes. Moulds are numerous (and NOT made in Asia). Many many versions/prototypes has been made. - The unit is a real different tool as the usual ones. Is it a "suspension" (indoor) ? Is it a "windshield" (outdoor) ? Certainly both. Surprisingly good and ready for evolution (other external layers, other mike adaptations, etc...) Try it, and send us feedbacks !
  5. Dear Wrinex, all the prototype testers have been invited to talk totally freely. We also invite them to make real recordings but they were all busy on shootings. On the video, the only real sounds from COSI comes from Rado Stevanov (high shaking) and the "Hey Bro" guy in Portugal (high wind). We may produce others videos, measurments and tests in...a while (but we are very busy)...but will you trust us ? You have the choice either to wait for the "world reply" or test it yourself. Some dealers begin to get demo units from us. Where are you based ? We can make sure that a dealer around will have units soon. Let us know ! P.Chenevez
  6. New concept, technique and design ! For microphones shorter than 15cm, specially with short body end like Schoeps MiniCMIT, Sennheiser MKH8000, DPA4017C & 4018C, Sanken CS-M1 and many others. More infos soon ! First shippings before end of september.
  7. Please come and see us at the IBC 2018 in AMSTERDAM ! Booth 8.C64 https://youtu.be/A0yIkfxWgJE https://www.facebook.com/Cinela-1471314373154513/
  8. Dear Glenn, as you know, the dream invention is a desirable black box with a magic feature. Such a device doesn't need any patent at all because it's impossible to break and copy. Only speaking about the "recording transmitter" feature, this invention is exactly the opposite of the black box. This simple genius idea is...desirable for all manufacturers, as you perfectly know and as everyone is able to notice. No doubt that the only way to protect it is the patent option...with predictible troubles only solvable by lawyers. Certainly tricky and expensive. My question is more a questioning: You naturally deserve to get the highest thankfulness regarding intellectual property, for this feature and for all other devices that you designed. Not so simple, I guess, if I refer (for example) to articles of The Economist regarding the Patent Controversy, written in 1850-1875. Good luck and thank you again for all your work that helps customers in their daily work. P.Chenevez Cinela
  9. "Lavallier" microphone: the name comes from Louise Françoise de La Baume Le Blanc, duchess de La Vallière (and mistress "paramour" of king Louis XIV). La "lavallière" is a very nice kind of...tie !
  10. Dear Claus, your issues are now well known. The CCM is known to be RF sensitive under certain conditions. In accordance with Schoeps (with their design) we now provide our Minix suspensions (OSIX CCM doesn't exist anymore) with an RF filter which works well with the Lectro and other TXs. If you feel to do it "at home", we can send you the choke that you'll have to solder in the XLR. Please let me know ! P.Chenevez
  11. The new LEO (Leonard ball) has exactly the same dimensions than the old version. The possibility to use the 2 fabric covers and the fur of the old version was part of the specifications for the drawing of the new version, so yes you can use the cover and fur of the old model. The product references for buying the cage only (without covers and without fur) are: LEO-20WW (Schoeps CMC 20mm) LEO-22aWW (Neumann KM140/150 21.8mm) LEO-22bWW (Neumann KM184/185, KMA/D 22.1mm) LEO-25WW (Sennheiser MKH40/50 25mm) LEO-20MSWW (Schoeps MS double holes 2x20mm) (in this case the bottom cover need to be change)
  12. The new LEO range is now available ! Unbreakable material. New design. LEO-20 for Schoeps CMC LEO-20-MS for CMC + CCM8 LEO-22 for Neumann KM series LEO-25 for Sennheiser MKH40/50 more infos at: http://www.cinela.fr/catalog.php
  13. Ha ha, Glen, of course I understood that. It was à joke from me. The live performance is so nicely connected to the recording technique. Thank you for sharing this ! Philippe
  14. I saw this video yesterday, quickly. Let me remind those very nice colors and atmos. What a sound and emotion. Did you use a 24 tracks recorder ? Thank you for this work Glen. Crazy, you do not seem that old... Philippe
  15. A little information, based on our first experimentations few years ago. Looking for the lowest "sponge effect", the Kelly foam was the best material in comparison with many other ones. The only BIG risk is to apply the waterproof treatment (Nikwax) on the foam itself ! If you do that, the speedy water drops will go inside the foam cells very easily but will NOT go out !!! The Nikwax treatment is definitely made to be generously applied on the fabric under the foam. Philippe from Cinela
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